Iqbal Ahmed

Concierge at London Marriott Hotel Regents Park

Iqbal Ahmed

Iqbal is the Condierge at the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park. He is also author of SORROWS OF THE MOON, EMPIRE OF THE MIND, and THE ROAD

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Insights by Iqbal Ahmed (3)

From Concierge to Guest - End of the Year Review

It is customary for our staff at the Marriott Regents Park to stay in the hotel on Christmas Eve. I have resisted the temptation to stay in-house during the festive period for many years and chosen to go home since I could come to work on my bike as usual on Christmas Day when there is no public transport.

Personal thoughts on "THE MERGER"

I got engaged in a Starwood hotel in New Delhi and hosted my wedding in a Marriott hotel in the neighbouring city of Gurgaon. I am equally fond of both these hotels. Hence it was a pleasant surprise when I opened my email at work on the 16th November last year and found a message from the President and CEO of the company, Arne Sorenson, to all the associates, announcing that Marriott had agreed to acquire the Starwood group.

The Rebirth Of King’s Cross

On the first day of March in 2011, I received a phone call from a reporter from a local paper to let me know that the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in King's Cross was going to open its doors to the public soon and he asked me if I could write a feature on this iconic building for his newspaper.